Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘The fire-raisers took my hunting gear, including my breeches, which were hanging on the washing line to dry, and had stacked them at the door.’
- ‘All but one of the abscondees - a 14-year-old fire-raiser understood to have been at the heart of trouble at St Mary's - have been recaptured.’
- ‘That means a convicted fire-raiser has the right to sit in parliament and pass laws binding on the rest of us.’
- ‘As he explains: ‘The word on the street was, ‘Find the fire-raisers.’’
- ‘An urgent hunt was launched today for a fire-raiser who is being blamed for a dozen blazes in 48 hours.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.